BC-OH–Ohio News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, OH

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Ohio. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Columbus bureau at 614-885-2727 or APColumbus@ap.org. Kantele Franko is on the desk, followed by Lisa Cornwell. Delano Massey, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmassey@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.




COLUMBUS — The long-running battle over traffic cameras in Ohio has again reached the state Supreme Court as justices are hearing arguments in a case out of Dayton. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 130-word update from arguments, then 500 words by 1 p.m.


GEORGETOWN — Authorities plan to discuss renewed efforts to solve the 2013 fatal shooting of a pregnant mother who police initially thought was involved in a car accident rather than a homicide. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 10 a.m. press conference, then 250 words by noon.


— STABBING-SUFFOCATION SLAYING: Bond is set at $5 million for a man charged in the stabbing and suffocation of an 89-year-old Cincinnati man who prosecutors say had taken the suspect into his home because he was homeless.

— GUN CLEANING-SON SHOT: Police say a northern Ohio man accidentally shot and wounded himself and his 10-year-old son while cleaning his semi-automatic handgun.

— GUN SHOP-FATAL: A firearms instructor who pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting of a southwest Ohio gun store owner during a concealed carry class last year gets five days in jail.

— POLICE DASH CAMS-CLEVELAND: The new Cuyahoga County prosecutor is reneging on his predecessor’s promise to reimburse Cleveland for its purchase of police dash cameras.

— USE OF FORCE-LAWSUIT: A man who said police unnecessarily slammed him into the ground while responding to a domestic disturbance call at his home has reached a $170,000 settlement in his lawsuit against suburban Cleveland officers.

— OFFICER BITES WOMAN: A Cleveland police officer accused of biting his girlfriend during an argument while off-duty cuts a deal with prosecutors that may allow him to remain on the force.

— OHIO TROOPER KILLED: A section of Interstate 90 in Ohio will be dedicated to a State Highway Patrol trooper who died after he was struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop.

— PREGNANT HIPPO-ZOO: The Cincinnati Zoo says one of its Nile hippos is pregnant and expected to deliver sometime in March.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to APColumbus@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Ohio and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.